(Persia Digest) – The Head of the National Security Commission of Iran’s Parliament has said: “Marzieh Hashemi has been arrested on the illegal orders of the person of Trump. We will pursue the matter in international circles through public diplomacy.”
On the sidelines of today’s plenary meeting, Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh told reporters about the arrest of Press TV anchor, Marzieh Hashemi, at a press meeting: “Arresting a Press TV reporter is illegal under any US or international laws.”
He continued: “This is a reminder of a law passed under George W Bush in 2001 that all civil rights, freedom of speech, and media freedoms can be stopped.”
The Head of the National Security Commission of Iran’s Parliament underlined that Mrs Hashemi was arrested on the illegal orders of the person of Trump, reiterating: “A country who has always claimed to support democracy and freedom of speech has arrested a perfectly lawful professional reporter simply on the orders of its president.”
Falahatpisheh stated that this shows the political realities of the US, adding: “The IR of Iran will certainly pursue the matter in international circles and officially through public diplomacy. In contrast to US claims, it is always Iranians who are the victims of American double standards.”
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